Peter Warlock is a magician with a dark secret. Every night, he amazes audiences at his private theater in New York, where he performs feats that boggle the imagination. But his day job is just a cover for his otherworldly pursuits: Peter is a member of an underground group of psychics who gaze into the future to help prevent crimes.
No one, not even his live-in girlfriend, knows the truth about Peter—until the séance when he foresees an unspeakable act of violence that will devastate the city. As Peter and his friends rush to prevent tragedy, Peter discovers that a shadowy cult of evil psychics, the Order of Astrum, know all about his abilities. They are hunting him and his fellow psychics down, one by one, determined to silence them forever.
Dark Magic is a genre-bending supernatural thriller from national bestselling novelist and real-life magician James Swain.
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For Dark Magic, leave your logic meter at home and enjoy the trip.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
I'll admit I didn't really enjoy Swain's writing style and the characters felt like stock personalities.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
Dark Magic’s mix of the occult and modern crime detection evolves into a gripping story, and the balance between the psychics’ connection with the spirit world and the intricacies of computer hacking melds well, too.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
The hero isn’t a hero, the heroines are bitchy, the cops of all types are stereotypical and there’s a confusion of other characters that pop in and out of the story.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
The pacing was fast but somewhat hindered by Peter's silly conversations with ghosts... Also, the ending was rather rushed and anticlimactic.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
The love triangle is unnecessary and confusing... It really bogs the story down.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
The prose style is generally uninvolving and, in the early stages, there’s very little dynamic to drive the narrative forward.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
Read James Swain's Dark Magic for the magic and the war between good and evil... That war succeeds on so many levels, in history, with the psychics, within Peter himself.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
I don’t have to be psychic to say Swain, a national bestselling author, has another winner on his hands.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
The more I got into the story, the more I found myself eager to get back to my Nook and see what happened next.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
Dark Magic was all it promised to be: suspenseful and thrilling. It had some unexpected twists along with the more expected ones—and I was glad to see that sometimes things were just as they seem.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
Swain boils up a brew here that combines the occult with crime solving in most intriguing fashion.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
This was a very interesting good-v-bad story with some really great twists and turns that did keep my interest onto what is going to happen next but, for me, I did feel the story was very predictable.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
There was no suspense because there was never any question of how things were going to end, and I didn't care enough about any of the characters to be concerned that they might die.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
Overall, if you like urban fantasy, dark fantasy, bits of horror, demons, ghosts, and magic (stage magic and otherwise), you just might like this book.Read Full Review of Dark Magic
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